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Stick This Homemade Glue Recipe Into Your Favs

Easy Non-Toxic Homemade Glue Recipe

glue 1 finish coolingWhile taking a community art class the Art instructor challenged the class to create homemade glue with products we had around the studio. After a few failed attempts we came up with an easy, non toxic recipe that I still use today.
I especially liked this recipe because it is totally edible and safe to use with any age that I may be working with.
There are many natural glue recipes on the internet, but this one is the simplest to make with only 4 ingredients you most probably have on hand. I’ve tried it and it works, not only for paper, but also for gluing chunks of wood.
Glue Ingredients
 glue ingredients

How 2 Make Homemade Glue

1.      In a saucepan mix 1 cup of flour with 1/3 cup of sugar.
2.      Add half (3/4 cup) of the water required and mix into a thick paste without clumps.
3.      Now add the rest of the H20 (3/4 cup) and combine till the paste is smooth.
4.      Add a teaspoon of vinegar and turn medium heat until the mixture starts to thicken.
5.      Cool and relocate to jar or an airtight container.
heating up glueYou don't have to stir constant but it only takes a couple of minutes to thicken.
Your homemade glue will keep for a few days but you can frigo to extend the life of your homemade glue. I keep my glue in the frigo for about 6 months. The Vinegar in this glue recipe also helps by acting as a mild natural preservative.

pouring glue

Anyway, I use this recipe from time to time and it has saved the studio some money on my Paper Mache Clay Recipe. I hope that it will be a resource for you too.

Teachers can use this glue in their classes because it's non toxic, and completely edible too! Although, I don't recommend eating this homemade glue, it does not taste good. LOL

Hats Off 2 Teachers Everywhere

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